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  • n. A person whose business is the dry cleaning of clothes and other fabrics.
  • n. A business establishment that engages in the dry cleaning of clothes and other fabrics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the operator of dry-cleaning establishment


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  • Keep it waterproofed either via the hands of a professional dry cleaner or with a handy can of Scotchgard that you can mist on yourself.

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  • There was a dry cleaner on the corner and a fortune-teller, and at the far end was a lighting-fixture store, but there were apartment buildings everywhere—each with its own family out front barbecuing on hibachis placed haphazardly on the stone steps.

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  • And she’d stammer out something about the price of loin lamb chops or meeting Mrs. Stillman at the dry cleaner or the vote to buy Christmas trees for each classroom taken by today’s meeting of the PTA.

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  • "I send a shirt to the dry cleaner twice and it begins to fall apar …!"

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  • They parked right outside Franz’s trashed office and walked back past the dry cleaner and the nail salon and the discount pharmacy.

    Bad Luck and Trouble


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